Welcome to YoungCrohns: Adventures with a Chronic Illness.
I’m Louise; a passionate advocate and patient of IBD as well as loving coffee, a good face mask and Mac & cheese.
I love sharing my tales and stories of living life with Crohn’s disease and a permeant ileostomy.
This section is dedicated to my own articles on aspects of IBD such as medications and deficiencies, as well as particular parts of ostomy life too.
It's something that happens all of us ladies, but is it something you consider discussing when you get diagnosed with a chronic illness? It certainly wasn't high on my priority list with my specialist and IBD nurse at the beginning of my #adventureswithachronicillness A little medical history on me: I was diagnosed with PCOS - polycystic ovary syndrome - when I was 16. My IBD diagnosis happened seven years later in 2011. My PCOS was controlled mostly by birth control of which I tried many before a oral contraceptive settled my symptoms down. My periods were light and pretty painless. Until the IBD, that is. They took a while to come back - my specialist stopped all medications in order to get my IBD under control - but once they did, they were painful and made my IBD flare up, mildly. I switched to a contraceptive patch in 2012 and continued that until recently when I needed to have the implant fitted. Do we all have increased IBD symptoms at that time of the month? When … [Read More...] about Your Period with an Ostomy